All coaches must be AYSO registered volunteers, safe haven and age appropriately
certified. To register as a volunteer you must complete the registration
applicaton on www.eayso.org and
turn in a signed copy of the registration form to the
CVPA (Child & Volunteer Protection
Advocate). Once you are registered you may sign up for a training class
through the www.eayso.org web site.
Pre registration is not required unless specified. However, classes with
low enrollment may be cancelled at the class start time or a couple of days
before hand. Unless otherwise noted, please sign up for the class in
advance through www.eayso.org. To register
for a class, you must be a
registered volunteer and have your AYSO ID number. Your AYSO ID is
displayed in EAYSO once you have logged in.
It is normally advantageous to attend a course offered in your own region, as the
class will be closer, you will have more opportunity to meet coaches in your
city and you will receive region-specific information about policies and practices.
You may attend any AYSO course offered at any location to receive coach training and
Many classes have a fee associated with them. For AYSO classes within
Region 84, these fees are applicable only for those volunteers from outside Area 11L. If
you are a volunteer from outside Area 11L,
please bring a check (no cash please) made out to "Region 84". Area 11L
volunteers do not need to bring a check for any training offered within the area.
Area 11L volunteers are those from one of
the regions listed on the Area 11L
Be aware that to be covered under the Volunteer Protection Act
you must be certified and trained by attending at least two classes: (1) Safe
Haven Certification and (2) Age specific training. For example, if you
coach in the U7 or U8 divisions you must attend a U8 course; a U12 certification
will only cover those coaching in the U12 division. Also note that an
intermediate or advanced certificate does not confer all lower age-specific
certifications. Therefore, a coach who holds a U12 and an intermediate
certificate and wishes to coach U10 must then earn a U10 certificate. Most
regions adhere to this as minimum coaching requirements.